Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Brown Rice for Busy Eaters
If you are one of the many people who have commented, emailed, called or texted about my lack of blogging, you are not alone in your concern. And while the busy school year hasn't quite wound down, I am ready to start sharing some of the quick recipes and delicious food finds from the last couple of weeks.
I love rice. And one of my concerns as I try to eat healthier is how nutritionally deficient many varietals are. Which is why I aim to enjoy brown rice when going this route. However, brown rice can take a long time to prepare. Let's be honest, time isn't something many of us have to spare.
In my search to enjoy healthy foods while dealing with the stress of May, I discovered Rice Expressions in my grocery store. These boxes of organic precooked brown rice can be found in the freezer aisle and each box contains three bags. The bags each have two servings of rice... which is the perfect amount for me to fix up at a time!
Rice Expressions Organic Brown Rice only contains what it's name implies and one serving is 160 calories/1.2 grams of fat/2.5 grams of fiber/3.5 grams of protein.
One of my go to meals has been wraps, and I need variety in addition to speed of preparedness. I enjoy tossing a bag of Rice Expressions with a can of beans and a diced zucchini. I then add hot sauce and seasonings to taste for a spicy filling for a wrap on the run. High in fiber and protein, this filling can also be enjoyed without the tortilla and with your own creative add-ins. Enjoy!
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Glad to see you back! Brown rice sounds delicious, perfect for a busy weeknight!
Trader Joes has a frozen brown rice too, I've been buying that one for a while, the NI looks similar.
Welcome back! What a neat rice, ideal for my dinner of today :)
Frozen, pre-cooked brown rice is one of the best food ideas in recent years, if you ask me. An HOUR to wait for it to cook on the stove? No, thank you!
I wonder if this is the same stuff they sell at TJ's under their brand name. If so, it's awesome and I LOVE it. So easy and doesn't taste like instant at all.
It's a little more work than those great frozen convenience packs you found, but you also can make a big pot of brown rice in your rice cooker. Let it cool, then portion it out into Ziplock bags for the freezer. Then, just microwave when you need some.
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